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Brown School Library

Course Reserves Instructor Instructions

Books, articles, readings, and AV materials can be placed on reserve and/or linked in your syllabus and posted to Canvas for your classes upon request.

To request this service contact:
Jonesey Johnson, Library Associate


Instructions for Instructors

Send a Microsoft Word copy of your syllabus to


*Include a note regarding whether or not you have taught the course in the past and the last semester you did so. 

*Audio Visual Material 

To ensure audio visual materials are available for class viewing, please provide: 

  • Title
  • Anticipated dates of viewing

Copyright Law in Brief

Copyright law allows us to scan and upload only 10% of a title for the whole semester for a class. However, hard copies of those titles can be placed on reserve for the students. For more information on copyright and fair use, see our guidelines  

Campus Store Course Book Store Orders

Brown School Library does not provide this service

Course book orders can be ordered online, emailed to, or by phone at 935-5591 or 935-5584

To order textbooks for your students to purchase at the Campus Bookstore, the following information is needed:

  • instructor name
  • contact information
  • department
  • course number and section(s)
  • author
  • title
  • edition
  • ISBN 

Please include estimated enrollment and if the book(s) are required or optional for the students to purchase. 


Student Access Instructions on Canvas

Accessing Material on Canvas


  1. Click on Syllabus.
  2. Print Books: In the syllabus, print books available on course reserve will have RESERVE written next to them that will link to the catalog record. This will let students know whether a book is currently checked out. 
  3. Electronic Books: In the syllabus, electronic books available on course reserve will have hyperlinked titles that will bring students to the catalog record for the electronic book. From there they can access the book online.  

Articles and Readings

  • In the syllabus, there are links embedded in the title that will take students to the article online or to a PDF of the article. 

Accessing Print Material

  • Course reserve items are available at the circulation desk. 
  • Binders list course reserves, arranged alphabetically by the professor’s last name
  • Check out for *2 hours, 2 at a time 

*If borrowed within 2 hours of closing time, borrowers may keep course reserve checkouts overnight.

If you need assistance accessing course reserve materials, contact